Just as it is hard to fathom what first attracted Debbie McGee to the millionaire Paul Daniels, so it is something of a mystery why underpowered, uncomfortable, noisy and smelly three-wheel vans and pick-ups have never been popular in this country, but in Italy everyone seemed to love them.
This Innocenti Lambro 175 comes to you from the men and women who gave you the Lambretta scooter – the clue is in the name (the Lambro is a river close to the Innocenti factory in Northern Italy. Not a lot of people know that). Innocenti had been making three-wheeled vans for 11 years by the time this model was produced, the first to benefit from the new, improved, larger 175cc engine.
This Kermit-coloured beauty would suit the small landscape gardener, builder (of dolls houses) or entrepreneurial hipster (mobile barbershop?). It is complete, but no one is sure if it runs or not. It will require work but the new owner will be rewarded by knowing that he or she has a pickup that is not like other pickups. The load area is a decent size although whether it would have accommodated the fat wallet of Daniels pre-McGee is something we will sadly never know.
It comes with a NOVA document and Lambretta Club GB dating letter.